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June 7, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia claims sixCavaliers on the United States lacrosse squads, announced yesterday byUSLacrosse. Four graduates will play with the Elite squad while theDevelopmental Squad will boast current Cavalier Amy Fromal ’00 (Folsom,Pa./Ridley).

Kara Ariza ’98 (Lansdowne, Pa./Penn Wood), Peggy Boutilier ’99(Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country), Bonnie Rosen ’92 (Bala Cynwyd,Pa./Harriton), and Cherie Greer ’94 (Narbeth, Pa./Harriton) were all namedto the 1999-2000 United States National Women’s Lacrosse Elite teamyesterday. They will be joined by current head field hockey coach JessicaWilk. The Elite squad will play England in a three-game test match seriesin June at sites on the East Coast.

The assistant coach of the team is Heather Dow, currently anassistant coach for the Cavaliers as well as an alumna of the University.

Ariza is currently the assistant lacrosse coach at BrownUniversity. Boutilier is an assistant coach for the Cavaliers along withDow. Rosen is currently the University of Connecticut’s first head women’slacrosse coach. Greer, who won two NCAA Championships in 1991 and 1993, wasthe Defensive Player of the Year in 1994. Greer is the only Cavalierwomen’s lacrosse player to have her number retired. As a defense wing, sheled the nation in scoring in 1994. Greer was a member of the 1993 Goldmedal team women’s lacrosse team.

Current UVa field hockey coach Jessica Wilk was named to the teamas a goalie. Wilk, who played at Maryland, was the starting ‘keeper in thegold medal game in 1993.

Fromal, a first-team All-American in 1999, is making her firstappearance on the US national squads. Current UVa head coach Julie Myers(UVA ’90) is an assistant coach for the US Developmental Team. Virginia’sChip Rogers (UVA ’90) is the chair of the National Teams Committee for boththe Elite and Developmental Squads.

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